August 31, 2017

The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Burns – Dr Rebecca Dannock 31st August 2017

It has been less than a month since I took charge at EfA’s Makgadikgadi Research Camp but there has certainly been excitement. First, two leopards decided […]
August 10, 2017

Meeting up at the Watering Hole – by Kate Evans 10 August 2017

The more time I spend with elephants the harder it is not to draw parallels with humans, the close knit families of female herds, and the […]
June 1, 2017

Harmony for Elephants at the Hay Festival – Kate Evans 01 June 2017

It was a real privilege to have the opportunity to talk at the 30th Hay Festival of Literature about our fundraising book Harmony for Elephants last […]
May 15, 2017

Ferrying Farmers – by Hayley Blackwell 15 May 2017

One very important aspect of Elephants for Africa (EfA)’s work is our Community Coexistence Project – working with local farmers in the village of Khumaga to […]
March 21, 2017

Tragic News Update 21 Mar 2017

On the 1st March an incident occurred that involved the death of a male elephant adjacent to one of the farms in the community of Khumaga, […]
March 3, 2017

Tragic News (02.03.2017)

Yesterday there was a tragic incident on one of the farms which we work with and an elephant has died. We will update you as soon […]
January 25, 2017

Masters in Animal Behaviour with Elephants for Africa and the University of Exeter

Looking to do a Masters in Animal Behaviour? We would love to hear from you. Take a look at the opportunity to work with us through […]
November 30, 2016

EfA Festive Fundraiser 2016

Help us celebrate this holiday season by contributing to our Festive Fundraiser and assist us in reaching our fundraising target of £10,000 to continue our vital […]
October 12, 2016

The Return of the Boteti – by Hayley Blackwell 12 Oct 2016

When I first arrived in the Makgadikgadi Pans in June, the Boteti River, the only permanent natural water source in the whole national park, had stopped […]
October 8, 2016

Bots50 – Celebrating 50 Years of Independence in Botswana – By Hayley Blackwell 08 Oct16

This year Botswana is celebrating 50 years of independence, and preparations had been taking place all year leading up to Independence Day itself on 30th September. […]
October 3, 2016

My transition from the city to bush life – By Masego Mokobela, Research Assistant

Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a researcher that lives in a bush camp. As a child, I used to watch “The […]
September 2, 2016

Position Available: Administrator

Summary Elephants for Africa is looking for a part-time administrator to assist with the day to day running of the UK charity. Would involve working from […]
August 2, 2016

First impressions of life as an elephant researcher – by Gape

From the moment I was offered the opportunity to be part of the amazing team of Elephants for Africa it was all excitement, perhaps because of […]
July 20, 2016

First impressions in camp from Hayley

After what felt like months of preparation, excitement and trepidation I finally arrived in Botswana! The current members of the Elephants for Africa (EfA) team had […]
April 29, 2016

Helen Shaw in Botswana

Having been in Botswana for just over ten months now, I can hardly believe I have only just under 2 months left of my time here; […]
August 11, 2015

Habitat with Humanity by Aaron Kerr

Last week you learned about Helen’s first experiences in camp and now here is our other longterm volunteer, Aaron with some of his experiences. As a […]
August 4, 2015

Travel & Arrival in Camp by Helen Shaw

Elephants for Africa have recently welcomed two longterm volunteer research assistants onto the team and they will be updating you on their time with us from […]
June 22, 2015

Meeting ‘the herd’ by Jess Isden

Doug and Sandi Groves are a remarkable couple who have dedicated their lives to caring for their herd of three African savannah elephants. The herd consists […]
June 15, 2015

Wrapping up farmers and fields – By James Stevens

As we reach the middle of June I am coming to the end of another ploughing season in the Boteti region researching the human- elephant conflict […]
May 27, 2015

The economics of human- elephant conflict mitigation – by Amy Chamberlain

I am a master’s student at the University of Bristol and the newest member of the Elephants for Africa team. I arrived at our camp along […]
May 23, 2015

Update from the field – Gus Pitfield

Dear all, My name is Gus, I am an MSc student studying male elephant sociality and social structure here in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana. […]
May 18, 2015

Encounters with crop-raiders by James Stevens

I have been lucky enough to have a number of different encounters with elephants. I have met them on hundreds of occasions from the safety of […]
January 26, 2015

Gus’ first two months in the Makgadikgadi

Hello/Dumela! My name is Gus Pitfield, I am 23 years old and I grew up in London and finished my BSc in Biology from the University […]
April 18, 2014

What happens when vulnerable species are also pests? By James Stevens

The definition of pest is, “a destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food and livestock, etc.”  So what happens when this pest is an […]